Prayer to end Genocide

O Lord, we cry to you, with deep pain in our hearts and souls. Our hearts ache, because of genocide caused by the lust for power, cruel hatred for others, because of their race, religion or physical differences…. Read More

Becoming Flame

A reading from The Desert of the Heart, a collection of sayings from the 4th-century Desert Fathers: Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and he said to him, “Abba, as far as I can, I say my… Read More

God as a reference

“We love Christmas presents but not Christ; Easter baskets but not crosses. We want to tell our friends with cancer that we will pray for them (we don’t) and our puddle-eyed children that their goldfish have gone to… Read More

The story of Elijah begins here

Head Butler reviews Baptism by Fire, tees up Elijah & the SAT

Alone in a room

Sarapion the Sindonite travelled once on a pilgrimage to Rome. Here he was told of a celebrated recluse, a woman who lived always in one small room, never going out. Sceptical about her way of life—for he was… Read More